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He is dutifully performing his roles but they what him to rebel against his boss – Festus Keyamo replies Nigerians describing Osinbajo as being ‘docile
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He is dutifully performing his roles but they what him to rebel against his boss – Festus Keyamo replies Nigerians describing Osinbajo as being ‘docile

Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo, has reacted to comments made by some Nigerians describing the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, as being docile. In a tweet shared on his handle, Keyamo said these set of Nigerians know that Osinbajo is dutifully performing his constituted duties but would rather want to egg him on to rebel against his boss, President Buhari. His tweet reads; ''The intention of those castigating the VP as being ‘docile’ is to egg him on to rebel against his boss. They know he’s dutifully performing his constitutional roles, but these are anarchists who would wish this govt crumbles. The dutiful VP has failed to fuel their warped fancies''
“Wailing Cannot Stop The President From Seeing His Doctors” – Onochie
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“Wailing Cannot Stop The President From Seeing His Doctors” – Onochie

Senior Special Assistant on Social Media to President Buhari, Lauretta Onochie has replied critics of the President's foreign medical trip that the President will repeat the medical trip to the UK in 2022 and 2023, if need be. Condemnation has greeted the President's foreign medical vacation, contrary to his administration's promise to stop same, amid an indefinite and nationwide strike embarked upon by the National Association of Resident Doctors. It would be recalled that President Buhari had in 2015 promised to stop medical tourism and save the nation's scarce foreign exchange if elected president. In fact, he promised to ban elected Government officials from foreign medical trips after he rued the millions of dollars expended on medical tourism. Checks show that the Presid...
Breaking: President Buhari appoints Usman Alkali Baba as acting IGP
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Breaking: President Buhari appoints Usman Alkali Baba as acting IGP

President Buhari has approved the appointment of the Deputy Inspector-General, DIG, Usman Alkali Baba as the Acting Inspector-General of Police, IGP. The Minister of Police Affairs, Maigari Dingyadi, made the announcement when he spoke with State House correspondents in Abuja on Tuesday April 6. He said the appointment was with immediate effect. Dingyadi added that issues of professionalism, competence, and years of service were considered before Alkali was appointed. Recall that on February 4, President Buhari had extended the tenure of the immediate past police boss, Mohammed Adamu for three months, after the expiration of his tenure.  
Easter Celebration: President Buhari Felicitates With Christians
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Easter Celebration: President Buhari Felicitates With Christians

President Muhammadu Buhari rejoices with Christians on the occasion of this year’s Easter celebration. The President recalls that a year ago, “in most of our major cities, our celebrations were somewhat subdued, as we battled the effect of the deadly Coronavirus pandemic. “The restrictions meant that our brethren could not attend traditional church services as they would have wished. I salute their resilience and understanding. “Today, we are able to congregate and worship together, cautiously.” President Buhari deeply acknowledges and appreciates the sacrifices of our doctors, nurses and other frontline health workers, “who have made the difference in saving lives and ensuring the reduction of the spread of the virus. “I thank Nigerians who have religiously adhered to v...
President Buhari Condemns Attempted Coup In Niger republic
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President Buhari Condemns Attempted Coup In Niger republic

President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the attempted coup in Niger Republic, saying “any illegal effort to depose a democratically elected government is not only despicable, but also unacceptable to democratic governments around the world.” Speaking in a telephone conversation with Mahamadou Issoufou, his counterpart and outgoing President on the situation in Niger Republic, President Buhari according to a statement by his media aide, Garba Shehu warned that “the international community is hostile to the change of government by violent and unconstitutional means.” “It is utterly naive to attempt the removal of an elected government by force. “Military political adventurers should respect the will of the people and respect constitutional order. “I’m particularly concerned ...
President Buhari Arrives London For His Routine Medical Checkup
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President Buhari Arrives London For His Routine Medical Checkup

President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived in London, United Kingdom where he is to undergo a routine medical check-up. Presidential spokeperson, Bashir Ahmad shared a video of the president disembarking the airplane on Tuesday night, March 31, as he arrived London. The president is expected back in the country in the second week of April. Before his departure, Buhari met with the service chiefs and intensify their efforts towards fighting insecurity in the country. See video below. https://youtu.be/ZU7YzAum40c
Buhari not a Medical Tourist, he has Retained UK Doctors for 30 Years – Garba Shehu
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Buhari not a Medical Tourist, he has Retained UK Doctors for 30 Years – Garba Shehu

Presidential Spokesperson, Garba Shehu has stated that President Buhari is not a medical tourist following the controversy his recent trip to the UK for medical checkup ignited. In an interview on Channels Television on Tuesday March 30, Shehu said his principal has retained his doctors in the UK for over 30 years. He added that Buhari is wise and quite correct in his decision to consistently retain the set of doctors who have ensured good health for him. Shehu said;   “I think that, unfortunately, there is the misconception of the president’s trip, seen in the context of medical tourism. “President Buhari is not a medical tourist — if somebody has kept retainership with medical experts; we are talking about 30 years and plus. “Each year, they view you and exami...
Buhari Leaves For London For A Medical Check-up
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Buhari Leaves For London For A Medical Check-up

President Buhari has left for London for a medical checkup. Presidential aide, Bashir Ahmad shared pictures of Buhari leaving for London on his Instagram page. President @MBuhari has proceeded to London, the United Kingdom earlier this afternoon, for a routine medical check-up.
President Buhari jets out to the UK for his routine medical checkup
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President Buhari jets out to the UK for his routine medical checkup

President Buhari will on Tuesday, March 30, leave Nigeria for the UK for his routine medical checkup. A statement released by presidential media aide, Femi Adesina, this night, March 29, says the President will be back in Nigeria in the second week of April. ''President Muhammadu Buhari proceeds to London, the United Kingdom, Tuesday March 30, 2021, for a routine medical check-up. The President meets with Security Chiefs first in the morning, after which he embarks on the journey. He is due back in the country during the second week of April, 2021.''the statement reads
President Buhari Delivers Address At Bola Tinubu’s 12th Colloquium
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President Buhari Delivers Address At Bola Tinubu’s 12th Colloquium

STATE HOUSE PRESS RELEASE WE'RE BETTER, STRONGER TOGETHER, SAYS PRESIDENT BUHARI TO NIGERIANS AT BOLA TINUBU'S 12TH COLLOQUIUM "Despite occasional inter-ethnic tensions in our national history, it seems to me that we have all agreed on one point that, notwithstanding our diversity of ethnicity, culture, language and religion, Nigerians are better together; even stronger together," says President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday at the 12th Asiwaju Bola Tinubu Colloquium held in Kano. The President, who participated virtually in the event to mark the 69th birthday of the former two-term Governor of Lagos State, commended the celebrant for always being an advocate of unity and cohesion in Nigeria. "This has been a constant factor in his outstanding political career, from the time he serv...
President Buhari Never Promised to Make one Naira Equal to one Dollar – Presidential aide, Femi Adesina
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President Buhari Never Promised to Make one Naira Equal to one Dollar – Presidential aide, Femi Adesina

Special Adviser to President Buhari on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, has said that President Buhari never made an electoral promise that he will make one Naira equal to one dollar. Adesina denied this claim when he appeared on Channels TV on Sunday night, March 28. The presenter had asked him what the president is doing to keep his promise to make  dollar equal to Naira. According to the presenter, the President at his presidential rally held at the Dan Anyiam Stadium in Imo state, had promised to ensure equality in both currencies, but in his five years in office, Nigerians have instead seen an increase in the dollar to Naira exchange rate. Responding, Adesina said President Buhari never made such a promise. ''What you just said does not exist, it is fake, it is ...
Buhari Reappoints Alex Okoh As DG Bureau For Public Enterprises
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Buhari Reappoints Alex Okoh As DG Bureau For Public Enterprises

STATE HOUSE PRESS RELEASE OFFICE OF THE VICE PRESIDENT PRESIDENT @MBuhari APPROVES RENEWAL OF @BPENigeria DG, ALEX OKOH, FOR ANOTHER 4 YEARS President Buhari has approved the renewal of the appointment of Mr Alexander Ayoola Okoh as Director-General @BPENigeria for a second term of 4 years in accordance with provision of Section 17 (1)(a) & (2)(a) of the Public Enterprise (Privatization & Commercialization) Act, 1999. This renewal will take effect from 10th April, 2021. The BPE @BPENigeria is the Federal Government agency charged with economic reforms especially the privatization & commercialization of government-owned enterprises in the country. BPE also serves as the secretariat of the National Council on Privatization. In the last four years, BPE has wi...
‘Without the support of Buhari, we wouldn’t have raised our heads up as governors’ – Governor Muhammad Badaru Abubakar
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‘Without the support of Buhari, we wouldn’t have raised our heads up as governors’ – Governor Muhammad Badaru Abubakar

Governor Muhammad Badaru Abubakar of Jigawa state has described President Buhari as the best thing to happen to Nigeria. Abubakar said this while featuring on a Channels Television program. Listing some of the achievements of President Buhari, the Jigawa state Governor averred they won't be able to lift their heads up as Governors without the support of the President. When asked if he agrees with his All Progressives Congress (APC) counterparts who said Buhari is the best thing to happen to Nigeria, he said; “I agree with the given circumstances we have now. I believe 100 percent. I know what I inherited. I know the trouble I got through. I know at one time, I even wanted to leave. Really, without the support of Buhari, we wouldn’t have raised our heads up as governors. “If y...
Bashir Ahmad Denies Report a Nigerian Pharmacist is Being Tried for Criticizing President Buhari
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Bashir Ahmad Denies Report a Nigerian Pharmacist is Being Tried for Criticizing President Buhari

Presidential aide, Bashir Ahmad, has dismissed reports that a Nigerian pharmacist, Solomon Akuma, has been remanded in prison for criticizing President Buhari. A report by Sahara Reporters stated that Solomon has been in detention for over a year. On Wednesday, March 24, Solomon was arraigned in court and was denied bail. ''Again, Court Denies Granting Bail To Pharmacist Who Criticised Buhari, After Spending One Year In Detention #FreeSolomonAkuma''SaharaReporters headline read on Twitter However, reacting to the report, Bashir said contrary to the claim, Solomon is being tried for saying he would pay an assassin to kill President Buhari and his former Chief of Staff. See Bashir's reaction to the report below
President Buhari Appoints Salamatu Suleiman As NHRC Chairman
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President Buhari Appoints Salamatu Suleiman As NHRC Chairman

A former Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Salamatu Suleiman, has been named chairman of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) by President Muhammadu Buhari. Suleiman served as a minister of women affairs and also minister of state for foreign affairs in the administration of late President Umaru Yar’Adua. She also served as commissioner in charge of political affairs, peace and security at the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) commission from 2012 to 2016. The president also appointed 14 other members of the board of the NHRC. This was made known in a letter he wrote to the Senate seeking its consideration and possible confirmation of the nominees. In the letter which was read out by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, at the star...
2023: Tinubu Is My Strong Ally – President Buhari
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2023: Tinubu Is My Strong Ally – President Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has put to death rumours of an alleged rift with political collosus, Bola Ahmed Tinubu adding that he is a Strong Ally. In a statement on Wednesday, signed by Presidential Spokesman, Garba Shehu, President Buhari described the Asiwaju of Lagos as "one of the most respected political leaders in the country who has stuck to his principles in the face of all adversities". "Recent reports of a rift between the two leaders of our party are false; the handiwork of some media mischief makers. It is quite unfortunate that certain sections of the media feed on birthing controversies, providing a nexus for naysayers who work behind the scenes planting such stories which are absolutely false." The President also described Tinubu, who is also known as the "Jagab...
President Buhari Sympathises With Niger Republic Over Killing Of 137 People
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President Buhari Sympathises With Niger Republic Over Killing Of 137 People

Garba Shehu @GarShehu President Muhammadu Buhari and Mahamadou Issoufou, President of Niger Republic, on Tuesday agreed to strengthen sub-regional security as a way to push back against Boko Haram and Islamic State in West Africa, ISWAP’s worrisome assertiveness in sub- Sahara and Sahel regions. President Buhari, who called his counterpart on phone to sympathize with him and citizens of the neighbouring country, following recent killing of 137 people, strongly condemned the terrorist’s attacks, describing it as heinous. “Our deepest and heartfelt condolences to the families of victims and people of Niger Republic. Nigeria stands with all her neighbours in the fight against terrorism,” the President said.
Money From Mining Used To Fund Criminal Activities – President Buhari
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Money From Mining Used To Fund Criminal Activities – President Buhari

The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), has said his regime has discovered that criminals have infiltrated the mining industry in the country. Buhari said this on Tuesday while declaring open the 56th annual international conference and exhibition of the Nigerian Mining and Geosciences Society held at the International Conference Centre, University of Ibadan. The theme of the conference was: ‘Responsible exploration and exploitation of mineral resources in a secured environment’. His address was read by the Minister of State for Mines and Steel Development, Dr Uchechukwu Ogah. The President said since most mining activities were taking place in remote places, it was easy for criminals to infiltrate the mining industry. He added that the money made from the i...
Hope Uzodimma Names Federal Secretariat/PH Road After President Buhari
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Hope Uzodimma Names Federal Secretariat/PH Road After President Buhari

Gov. Hope Uzodimma has named the newly constructed and commissioned Federal Secretariat/Ph road after President Mohammadu Buhari as a sign of appreciation and a mark of respect for the person of Mr. President. The act of naming roads after some individuals or personalities that has distinguished themselves in various acts or fields of endeavors is never a misnomer or a misfit. Oftentimes, this singular honor is usually credited to the dead as a way of immortalizing them but it has become obvious that we do not have to wait for men and women of great accomplishments to die before we celebrate them or immortalize their names or legacies for generations yet unborn and this is what Gov. Hope Uzodimma has demonstrated. Imo state and Gov. Hope Uzodimma are not the first to have tolled ...
President Buhari Explains why he ordered security agents to shoot anyone seen with AK47 inside the bushes
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President Buhari Explains why he ordered security agents to shoot anyone seen with AK47 inside the bushes

President Buhari has said he gave the order that security agents should shoot on sight anyone seen with AK-47 rifles because, despite his government’s effort, small arms are still being seen everywhere. According to the president, AK47 is supposed to be registered and given only to security officials. The President spoke at a meeting with leading traditional rulers on the security situation in the country on Thursday, March 11. “One thing that got to the press, which I read myself, was that anyone with an AK-47 will be shot. This is because AK-47 is supposed to be registered and it is only given to security officials. We closed the borders for some time, but the intelligence report I’m getting on a daily basis is that those who are conducting the abductions, the killings and so ...
‘A Reliable and Dedicated Deputy’- President Buhari celebrates VP Yemi Osinbajo as he turns 64
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‘A Reliable and Dedicated Deputy’- President Buhari celebrates VP Yemi Osinbajo as he turns 64

President Buhari has celebrated Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on his 64th birthday, describing him as a reliable deputy. Osinbajo turns 64 today March 8. President Buhari in a statement issued by his spokesman, Garba Shehu this night March 7, said he is proud to have selected Osinbajo as his running mate in 2015. For President Buhari, Osinbajo is “a reliable and dedicated deputy who is not only admirably competent but also exudes confidence and passion in the performance of his job.” “I’m proud to have selected Osinbajo as my running mate and he has given a good account of himself since our journey began in 2015. The Vice President is a cool-headed gentleman who puts the interest of Nigeria above other narrow considerations''the statement read President Buhari also noted that...
COVID-19 Vaccine Has No Side Effects On President Buhari – Garba Shehu
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COVID-19 Vaccine Has No Side Effects On President Buhari – Garba Shehu

In response to press enquiries, I like to assure all citizens, and to dispel fears and misconceptions about the safety of the vaccine administered on President Muhammadu Buhari and the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, SAN earlier this morning. After he got his jab, the President felt normal and went about doing his job. If there are side effects that follow, we will be open about that but so far there is nothing of a side effect, serious or mild on the President. He is carrying on as normal. We hope this will help to send a strong message among the people, especially those grappling with hesitancy about the efficacy and safety of the vaccine. Garba Shehu
President Buhari Takes COVID-19 Vaccine On Live TV
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President Buhari Takes COVID-19 Vaccine On Live TV

President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday morning is seen on live video as he is set to receive his COVID-19 Vaccine, His Vice, Yemi Osinbajo is also expected to receive his own COVID-19 vaccine after the President. Executive Director of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), Faisal Shuaib, at the second edition of the State House weekly briefing, had announced that the duo will be taking their vaccines today. The briefing focused on the arrival of the COVID-19 vaccine and Nigeria’s response to the pandemic, in the last one year. According to the NPHCDA boss, Buhari and Osinbajo will receive the Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine after some frontline health workers are vaccinated on Friday. https://youtu.be/EQRePg_1jVI  
You Have Few Weeks to Secure the Country – President Buhari Tells Service Chiefs
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You Have Few Weeks to Secure the Country – President Buhari Tells Service Chiefs

President Buhari has given a marching order to the new service chiefs who he decorated today March 5. Speaking at the presidential villa, Abuja, the Nigerian leader told the service chiefs that they have few weeks to secure the country. Buhari also asked them to identify competent officers irrespective of seniority and paper qualification and deploy them to make sure that the country is secured. He said; “During our four-hour security meeting, on Tuesday, I had taken the responsibility as Commander-in-Chief for you to go out into the field and secure the country. “You have got a few weeks to do that because by the rainy season, we expect people to develop confidence and go back to the land. “So that we don’t get into trouble by being away from the field and therefore un...
Nigeria Begins COVID19 Vaccination as Health Workers take their First Shots in Abuja
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Nigeria Begins COVID19 Vaccination as Health Workers take their First Shots in Abuja

The Federal government on Friday March 5 launched the COVID19 vaccination in Nigeria. The launch ceremony took place at the Trauma Center, National Hospital Abuja today. Dr Cyprian Ngong, pictured above, became the first Nigerian in Nigeria to receive a dose of the COVID19 vaccine. Recall that on Tuesday, March 2, the Federal government received 3.92 million doses of the vaccines from India. Health workers were scheduled as the first to receive the vaccines. President Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, have been slated to take the vaccines on Saturday, March 6.
Governor Ortom Commends President Buhari On Order Against Herdsmen Bearing Guns
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Governor Ortom Commends President Buhari On Order Against Herdsmen Bearing Guns

Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has commended President Muhammadu Buhari over his directive to security agents to shoot anyone illegally bearing AK47 rifle. The Governor gave the commendation today at the Benue Peoples House Makurdi when the Chairman Governing Board, Universal Basic Education Commission, UBEC, Professor Adamu Kyuka paid him a courtesy visit. Governor Ortom stated that the President’s order would reduce the level of criminality, banditary and militia herders' attacks on Benue communities as well as other parts of the country. According to the Governor, the order would also make the communities safer for displaced farmers to return to their ancestral homes. "I wish to commend Mr. President for his recent order against those bearing AK47 rifles. This I am s...
Insecurity: Buhari Orders Immigration To Beef Up Security At Borders
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Insecurity: Buhari Orders Immigration To Beef Up Security At Borders

President Buhari presides over Virtual Commissioning of the Newly completed Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) Technology Building on 4th Mar 2021 The President directed the @nigimmigration (NIS) to improve surveillance and control around the nation’s borders, and “ensure that criminal elements don’t find Nigeria as a safe haven to hide and perpetrate their criminality.’’ “This administration is relentless in its avowed desire to create an enabling business environment that will usher in economic boom for Nigerians and all those who do business with and in Nigeria." “It is imperative that our ranking in the Global Security Index improves and I am using this medium to call on all security agencies to step up their activities towards achieving this goal. I assure you that the adm...
Biden Snubs Buhari In First Calls To Africa
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Biden Snubs Buhari In First Calls To Africa

U.S. President Joe Biden made his first call to an African leader last week, apparently choosing not to speak to Nigeria’s President Buhari, an omission experts say reflects not only America’s diplomatic priorities but Nigeria’s estimation at a time the continent’s largest democracy faces staggering domestic problems. Mr Biden reached out to Africa Thursday after more than a month in office and a flurry of phone calls to American allies around the world. He spoke to President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya, while Vice President Kamala Harris spoke to President Félix Tshisekedi of the Democratic Republic of Congo on Friday. Mr Biden had earlier spoken to President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa in November 2020, days after his election. The obvious sidestepping of Nigeria, long se...
Oby Ezekwesili Demands Medical Evaluation Of Buhari’s Capacity To Govern
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Oby Ezekwesili Demands Medical Evaluation Of Buhari’s Capacity To Govern

Former Minister of Education, Oby Ezekwesili, has demanded an independent medical evaluation of President Buhari's physical and mental capacity to govern Nigeria. The Former Minister made the demand while reacting to the abduction of 317 students from the Government Girls Secondary School GSSS Jangena, Zamfara state. Her tweets read; ''Yesterday I woke to the news of the abduction of over 300 school girls from GSSS Zamfara and the deepest pain hit me into a clamp-up. I rejected requests from @cnni, @BBCAfrica, @channelstv, @ARISEtv etc to be interviewed. What have I not already said these 7 years in Nigeria? This morning in my personal prayer, I cried out to God, “Was this not why You asked me to STAND for Chibokgirls 7 years ago and give my ALL to their cause?” “Was it not to ...
Aisha Buhari Has Separated From President Buhari – Kemi Olunloyo
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Aisha Buhari Has Separated From President Buhari – Kemi Olunloyo

Kemi Olunloyo just posted this on her Instagram. #BREAKING Sadly Mrs Aisha Buhari has separated from her husband General Buhari (rtd). Sources tell me that she's had it up to her throat and so fed up of "being the mother of a nation she cannot protect" She's the mother of UAE now. Too sad. The MSM will never report this.
President Buhari Meets Abdulrasheed Bawa, New EFCC Chairman In Aso Villa
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President Buhari Meets Abdulrasheed Bawa, New EFCC Chairman In Aso Villa

President Muhammadu Buhari has met with the new Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Abdulrasheed Bawa, at the Presidential Villa in Abuja on Thursday. Though details of the closed-door meeting have not been revealed, photos from the meeting were shared on the official Twitter handle of the Nigerian Government. “President @MBuhari received in audience the newly appointed @officialEFCC Chairman, Abdulrasheed Bawa at the State House, Abuja,” the photos were captioned.
Reps Reject Motion To Allow Citizens Carry Arms
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Reps Reject Motion To Allow Citizens Carry Arms

The House of Representatives on Wednesday shot down a motion to reverse President Buhari’s Executive Order prohibiting the issuance of licenses for fire arms by the police in Nigeria. The sponsor of the motion, Rep. Uzoma Nkem Abonta (PDP- Abia), failed to present the motion on notice when the public address system went off just after the Speaker had introduced it. The lawmaker, however pressed to be heard, when the House Leader, Rep. Alhassan Doguwa (APC-Kano), interjected saying the motion was “dead on arrival”, because according to him, it was an unpopular subject. The motion was entitled “Need to Reverse the Executive Order and Police Directive banning Possession and Issuance of New Licenses for Firearms in the Country”. Sensing a strong swell of opposition to the motio...
Igbos Held Sensitive Positions But Didn’t Use It For Igbo Welfare – Chris Ngige
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Igbos Held Sensitive Positions But Didn’t Use It For Igbo Welfare – Chris Ngige

Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige, has said the Igbos have no reason to complain about marginalization because when people from their region were in office, they failed to use the position to better the lot of the Igbo nation. Speaking at a function in Anambra state on Monday, February 22, Ngige said the Igbos should stop blaming President Buhari for certain inadequacies in the South East. He opined that they should put the blame on their successive representatives and high profile politicians, who have occupied positions of authority such as Inspector General of Police, Secretary to the Government of the Federation and many others in the past but failed to use the positions to work for their people. “I am not saying that giving sensitive positions to Igbo under ...
We will deliver on lifting 100 million Nigerians out of poverty – President Buhari assures Nigerians
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We will deliver on lifting 100 million Nigerians out of poverty – President Buhari assures Nigerians

President Buhari has said that his administration's plan to lift 100 million Nigerians out of poverty did not come by accident or something they just ''bumped into,” but is a deliberate one that will be pursued with remarkable grit and determination. Speaking on Tuesday February 23 at a meeting with the Presidential Economic Advisory Council (PEAC), President Buhari agreed with the Council that the country required a poverty reduction strategy that will usher in a “rapid, sustained, sustainable and inclusive economic growth. According to a statement released by presidential spokesperson, Garba Shehu, President Buhari wondered why a holistic agenda on poverty reduction was never contemplated by pasts administrations when the Nation's revenue was at an all-time high.   “I ...
I Haven’t Met, Spoken With The EFCC Chairman In Over 7 Months – Sagay
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I Haven’t Met, Spoken With The EFCC Chairman In Over 7 Months – Sagay

There were indications on Sunday that the anti-cor­ruption war being waged by President Muhammadu Bu­hari’s administration may have suffered a major setback following revelation by Prof. Itse Sagay (SAN), Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corrup­tion (PACAC), that he had neither met nor spoken with Ibrahim Umar, the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Com­mission (EFCC), since his appointment in July 2020. PACAC was established in August 2015 with the mandate to promote the reform agen­da of the government on the anti-corruption effort, and to advise the present adminis­tration in the prosecution of the war against corruption and the implementation of required reforms in Nigeria’s criminal justice system. The committee enjoyed a harmonious w...
President Buhari Mourns Victims of ill-fated Military Plane crash
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President Buhari Mourns Victims of ill-fated Military Plane crash

President Buhari has expressed sadness over the fatal crash of Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Beechcraft KingAir B350i aircraft that claimed the lives of seven personnel in Abuja today February 21. A statement released by presidential spokesperson, Femi Adesina, reads; ''President Buhari is deeply saddened by the fatal crash of Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Beechcraft KingAir B350i aircraft on Sunday in Abuja that claimed the lives of seven personnel. On behalf of the Federal Government, President Buhari extends heartfelt condolences to family members, friends and colleagues of those who died as a result of this tragedy. The President joins the Nigerian Air Force, the military and other Nigerians in mourning the unfortunate loss of the dedicated and courageous personnel, who died in the...
Governor Matawalle Asks Nigerians to Disregard ‘not all bandits are Criminals’ Comment Attributed to him
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Governor Matawalle Asks Nigerians to Disregard ‘not all bandits are Criminals’ Comment Attributed to him

Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara state has asked Nigerians to disregard the 'not all bandits are criminals' comment attributed to him. The Governor's Special Adviser on Public Enlightenment, Media and Communications, Zailani Bappa admitted that Matawalle was at the presidential villa to brief President Buhari on the security situation in the state, but said he (Matawalle) tried to make clear his known view that not all Fulanis are criminals. He said; “He went on to explain the injustices meted on them such as rustling their cattle as reasons that pushed them to criminality. “If indeed he mentioned the word Bandits instead of Fulani, then it was an inadvertent mistake as common sense dictates that banditry cannot at any time be justified as a non-criminality. “We wish to...
President Buhari’s granddaughter reportedly weds
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President Buhari’s granddaughter reportedly weds

A popular fabric dealer, Cicada, on Tuesday, February 16, reposted photos of President Buhari with his granddaugher at her wedding which reportedly took place recently. "Picture of the President of the federal republic of Nigeria and his newly wedded granddaughter and her husband and the family." the post reads. Buhari is pictured with the young couple and his second daughter, Fatima, who remarried few years ago. Zahra Buhari-Indimi also Liked the Instagram post. It will be recalled that Fatima, a mother of four got married to former Managing Director of the Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria, Malam Gimba Yau Kumo in 2016 after her divorce with the father of her children. She is his 4th wife.
I Inherited Banditry — Governor Matawalle
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I Inherited Banditry — Governor Matawalle

Governor Bello Matawalle has stated that the issue of banditry was one of the challenges he inherited as Governor of Zamfara state. The Governor who met with President Buhari yesterday February 17 to discuss the security situation in his state, said there is peace in Zamfara after he initiated dialogue with bandits. Matawalle also disclosed that most of the people responsible for the criminality in Zamfara are not from the state. He said “I was called by Mr President and I am here to brief him on some issues pertaining to security in my state. “We discussed much about them and I briefed him. All the supports needed from him, he assigned all where to get all the supports. I appreciate his effort for making me proud of what he has been doing for the state. “In terms of se...
Ehingbeti Summit 2021: President Buhari Pledges More Support For Lagos
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Ehingbeti Summit 2021: President Buhari Pledges More Support For Lagos

President @MBuhari Tuesday pledged that @NigeriaGov will support more massive investments in Lagos State  to boost its economic potential as one of the world’s fastest growing megacities. #EhingbetiSummit2021 The President spoke in a video goodwill message to the Ehingbeti Lagos Economic Summit, themed “For a Greater Lagos: Setting the Tone for the Next Decade.” #EhingbetiSummit2021 President Buhari said his administration recognises Lagos as central to the economic fortunes of Nigeria and has in the last few years demonstrated commitment to supporting it unleash its full socio-economic potential. “One of the significant ways in which our support has manifested to Lagos State is in the special federal funding that we approved in 2020 in acknowledgement of the State being a...
Buhari Names Abdulrasheed Bawa To Replace Magu As EFCC Chairman
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Buhari Names Abdulrasheed Bawa To Replace Magu As EFCC Chairman

President @MBuhari has asked the Senate to confirm Mr Abdulrasheed Bawa as substantive Chairman of @officialEFCC. In a letter to President of the Senate, Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan, the President said he was acting in accordance with Paragraph 2(3) of Part1, CAP E1 of EFCC Act 2004. Bawa, 40, is a trained EFCC investigator with vast experience in the investigation and prosecution of Advance Fee Fraud cases, official corruption, bank fraud, money laundering, and other economic crimes. He has undergone several specialized trainings in different parts of the world, and was one of the pioneer EFCC Cadet Officers in 2005. Bawa holds a degree in Economics, and Masters in International Affairs and Diplomacy.
DG-WTO: President Buhari, Atiku Abubakar, Others Congratulate Okonjo-Iweala
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DG-WTO: President Buhari, Atiku Abubakar, Others Congratulate Okonjo-Iweala

On behalf of the Federal Government and all Nigerians, President Muhammadu Buhari warmly felicitates with former Minister of Finance and Economy, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala on her election as Director General of the World Trade Organisation, bringing joy and more honour to the country. As the Harvard-educated and renowned economist takes up another onerous task of service to the world and humanity, the President believes her track record of integrity, diligence and passion for development will continue to yield positive results and rewards to mankind. President Buhari affirms that Dr Okonjo-Iweala, who over the years set major records of economic reforms in Nigeria as Minister of Finance, and later Minister of Foreign Affairs, will excel in her new position and validate the global mand...

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